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Safeguarding issues arising from ‘recruitment’ within International Schools tend to fall into three main areas:

  1. Checking a candidate’s application/CV for specific gaps or absences from the workforce. I have recent experience of staff/teachers not including details of a previous school from which they were dismissed.
  2. Check the qualifications that applications state they possess. I have had numerous cases where staff/teachers were found not to have the qualifications they purported to hold.
  3. Take up references and speak with referees. Often overlooked, but could save your school significant problems later.

There are numerous safer recruitment features, but these would be a good place to start. Consider an internal HR recruitment audit.

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